After a 16-year wait and one previous delay, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has been delayed again--this time until 2021. Publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Hardsuit Labs haven't indicated when in the year the sequel will be likely to release, just that it won't be dropping any time before the end of 2020.
The responses to the delay have been largely positive--with a wait of 16 years behind them since the original Bloodlines game in 2004, Vampire the Masquerade fans are used to waiting. The reason given for the delay is that the developers need more time to "deliver the best game possible… and deliver a worthy successor to the original Bloodlines game."
The post promises more information to come, which should give us a new release window to aim for in 2021. While Amazon seems to have temporarily removed the option to pre-order Bloodlines 2, other pre-order options are still available here.
Where the first Bloodlines game was set in Los Angeles, Bloodlines 2 will take the player to the World Of Darkness version of Seattle. The upcoming game has been confirmed for next gen consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X, and will also release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The Vampire: The Masquerade franchise will still get one new game relatively soon, with the Shadow of New York visual novel set to release before the end of 2020.